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after nine years of war, president obama tells the world all u.s. troops are leaving iraq by the end of the year. tonight, the risks of leaving and what the president didn't say about the decision. >>> steve jobs. a first look at the untold story he left behind. the controversial choices he made about fighting his cancer. >>> and making a difference. a restaurant where you don't have to pay if you can't. the famous face behind it and the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. the inspiration he found right here on this broadcast. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after nine years of bloody war costing thousands of american lives and hundreds of billions of american dollars, president obama says it is ending. the last american troops in iraq are packing up and getting out by the end of the year. home, he says, in time for the holidays. it was march of 2003 when president george w. bush announced the start of the war against iraq with shock and awe. saddam hussein's rule
>>> next on "this week in defense news," a roundtable discussion about the future of u.s. military energy use with >>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. the u.s. military is the world's largest user of energy. last year consuming some 5 billion gallons of fuel at a cost of nearly $13 billion, 255% more than it spent in 1997. equally important is that protecting that fuel has cost lives. in afghanistan alone, the defense logistics agency is moving 40 million gallons of fuel each month in convoys that have to be defended against attacks. between 2003 and 2007 alone, 3,000 soldiers and contractors were killed or wounded protecting fuel supply lines in iraq and afghanistan. those casualties spurred a major pentagon tribe to develop alternative energy sources while also improving the energy efficiency from everything from future weapons. culminating in the first-ever d.o.d. strategy aim at changing how the department thinks and uses energy. october is energy awareness month and we figured this would be a good idea to get some of the pentagon's top energy minds
a note of caution. the same spirit of cooperation and focus that has gotten us to this point with one will be an overwhelming vote i hope is unanimous. we need to keep going so that this isn't a casualty of the back and forth process in the house and senate. the senate played a large role in giving it in the first place. we need to make sure that it is not caught up in the larger dramas that occur around here that we can keep our eye on the ball and fix it. and i do want to say just one brief word about the pay for. it is illusory because it would cost far more than we would ever collect but we have to deal with the rules as they are. there are two proposals. one would tighten eligibility for the health care reform. the other would take away some unnecessary tax benefits to large oil companies that long ago ceased to have any impact on oil exploration or reducing price. but while i actually think the pay for from our side of the aisle dealing with the oil tax adjustment is superior, i think it is a practical matter. we are going to have to do both of these in the months ahead if we ar
on the u.s. chamber of commerce and they promised to occupy freedom plaza until the demands are met. they want more jobs, less corporate greed, and to the end on wars and more taxes on the rich. >> reporter: yeah, they have been making a lot of noise, these protesters all day today. take a look behind me right now. we have seen a steady stream of more protesters that are joining in on the activities here at freedom plaza. about 30 minutes ago they were talking on an open mic giving people instructions on what the rest of the night is going to be, derek. they are giving people plans on how they plan on staying here, occupying freedom plaza. and we are being told they were given a permit by u.s. parks to stay here through sunday. of course, they are not allowed to sleep here. i spoke to police officers who told us off camera that the folks who decide to spend the night here will not be allowed to sleep here, but they are, in fact, allowed to stay here to occupy the area. they have been at this all day again. as you mentioned earlier today, what they are asking for is more jobs, less c
report. blind sided by terror. u.s. soldiers and civilian employees killed in a single deadliest ambush on americans in the afghan capital since the war began. fox reports live from kabul on the latest high profile attacks and now part of a disturbing trend and taking in a big haul coast guard style. >> seven times is about one third of what all of the street cops on land in the united states will catch in a given year. >> tonight, busting submarines loaded with cocaine before they reach u.s. shores. >> plus, remember this? summertime disaster in indiana. the deadly stage collapse as fans watched in horror. tonight, the rejuvenating spirit of sugar land. >> he so wonderful to see the emotion that they felt. >> i was hoping it would be a healing process for all of us, and it was. >> now, the show goes on. >> a car bomb explodes in afghanistan, and the aftermath is chilling. our top military officials calling it the deadliest single ground attack in that nation's capital since the war began. 12 americans among the deadment the taliban claiming responsibility. and this is war so the video
-- authorizing operations designed to capture and kill bin laden he was not the first u.s. president to do so. in response the august 1998 african embassy bombing president clinton's sided cruise missiles at a qaeda training camps to kill bin laden and authorize the use of lethal force if necessary to capture the saudi terrorist. moreover bin laden was not the first individual singled out as a strategic objective a u.s. military campaign. on may 3, 1886 more than a century before 25 million-dollar reward would be offered for information on bin laden's whereabouts. the u.s. house of representatives introduced a joint resolution quote authorizing the president to offer an award of $25,000 for the killing or capture of geronimo. 30 years later in response to poncho via's raid across the mexican border into columbus new mexico in march 1916, president woodrow wilson announced quote, a force will be sent at once and pursued with a single objective of capturing him and putting a stop to his forays. within hours of the 1989 invasion of panama of a administration of george h. w. bush declared that th
.vitac.com >>> breaking news. president obama announces the end of the iraq war. he said all u.s. troops will be home for the holidays. also, growing questions about whether moammar gadhafi was executed. was the death of the libyan -- look who might be weighing a run for the white house in 2016. vice president joe biden raising speculation with what he told candy crowley. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> when the u.s. invaded iraq back in march 2003, few people imagined it was the start of a nightmare that would last almost nine years, cost more than 4,000 american lives, plus hundred of billions of u.s. taxpayer doll lors. the u.s. mission in iraq which had been gradually drawing down will instead come to an abrupt end in just over two months with all american forces out of iraq by year's end. president obama himself announced the end of the iraq war. >> today, i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thous
blitzer in the shutation room, it starts right now. >> fear the u.s. could soon be facing yet another credit downgrade. eyes and pressure on the congressional super committee. stand by. new information coming in. also, u.s. troops weeks away from leaving iraq. will iran move to fill some sort of void? i will talk about that and more this hour. with iraq's ambassador to the united states. he has strong views. >>> and karl rove warning rick perry is making a big mistake by signing on to one controversial issue many people thought would settle. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "the situation room." >>> president obama is going around congress for his latest plan. he is out west focusing in on the ongoing housing crisis that continues to drag down the u.s. economy. he wants it make it easier for a homeowners who are under water to refinance and he is unveiling his plan in one of hardest hit housing markets in the country. we are talking about las vegas nevada. jessica is joining us now with details. jessica, what is the president doing? >> he is rolling out a new plan to help homeowners dr
that bill. white house correspondent dan lothian is traveling with the president and joins us live from pittsburgh. hi, there, dan. is the president preparing for the possibility that his jobs bill may not pass today's test in the senate? >> reporter: it it does appear that he is. in fact, he's meeting with his jobs council and a short minute ago he was asked about this and the president responded, saying, he doesn't know how congress will respond to the overall jobs bill but the expectation is that if in fact they don't pass it, as one entire piece, that it would be broken into parts. they would certainly push for the infrastructure component of that and then pressure would be applied later to get all of those other pieces done. but what the white house really wants is for this whole package to be taken up in one piece because they believe that's the only way to really get the economy going to create the kinds of jobs that the president would like to see. >> and when you look at this package, dan, we're talking $447 billion. one of sticking points is obviously taxing the rich. they do
>>> demonstrators protesting new us a stairity measures now clashed with riot police in athens. the final vote for a bill that includes new tax hikes and salary cuts is scheduled on thursday. welcome to "news line." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. tens of thousands of people walked off the job. the action is part of a two-day strike ahead after crucial vote in parliament on a new round of salary cuts and tax hikes. >> descending on the streets if central athens to take part in the demonstration. >> the nationwide strike began on wednesday morning when public trsport and other workers left their workplaces in response to calls from labor unions. in athens, more than 120,000 people took to the streets in the largest protests since the greek debt crisis surfaced in 2009. but the demonstrations turned violent when some of the protesters started smashing store windows and throwing fire bombs at police who responded with tear gas. the greek parliament gave initial approvement to a new round of austerity measures on a vote on wednesday. a final vote is scheduled for thursday. measur
>> hello and welcome to "the journal" in berlin. >> thanks for joining us. >> here is that the headlines as though the world's tennis -- here are the headlines. the world remembers and mourns steve jobs. the man of images and metaphors, the swedish poet tomas transtrÖmer wins the nobel prize in literature. the world of computing and technology is mourning a major loss, the co-founder of apple, steve jobs, died on wednesday after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. >> tributes have been pouring in from around the world. president barack obama said that the world have lost a visionary and a great american innovator. >> the ipod, the iphone, and the ipad were all brainchild's of jobs. >> a tribute to the man read, "to those of us that have been fortunate enough to know and work with steve have lost a dear man and inspiring mentotor." he he revolutionized the world with these products. he said that this was more than just personal computing. >> in 2010, we added the ipad. >> jobs was and innovator and a self-made millionaire. it all started in this california gar
back to '91 where his wife sought a divorce. she wrote, he start add using me, i did not take his gun, but he did not believe me. allman says she was jealous of his new relationship. yesterday morning he was discovered in sunnyvale. >> all three deputies at the scene fired shots and the subject was pronounced dead at the scene. >> reporter: the meeting going on inside the town hall is open and it could go two hours, four hours, it is being given to the company by the city of cupertino, take their time and get the job done. david louie is here. if some members of the kaiser family want to talk about what happened up there he will have that tonight at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> >> oakland police have arrested a suspect in a robbery and shooting that left a woman seriously wounded and closed part of 580 for three hours yesterday. a gunman shot a woman in the legs after she refused to give up her purse. the shooter drove off, crashed on the 580 trance ramp and took off on -- on foot. chp searched the freeway causing major traffic delays for hours no word where the
marijuana, the big pot operations are not in it to help people who are sick. >> people are using the cover of medical marijuana to make extraordinary amounts of money in short to engage in drug trafficking and many of these drug trafficking operations are in plain sight. >> feds say they are not going after what they call small time growers, only the big operations. if they don't close within 45 days, prosecutors will pursue criminal charges and seize bank accounts. this is the most serious threat yet to the industry that has grown very fast. especially here in the bay area. robert lyles tells us despite this latest threat, the medical marijuana business is looking to hire. >> malcome is a member of app unwanted club. the bay area's unel employed. >> for more than a year. >> i'm looking far job right now. >> both came looking to earn new w2's in an industry growing like weed, literally. >> i think most people think that the jobs in the industry are all selling medical marijuana. >> organizers of the first annual cannabis industry job fair think that misconception goes up in smoke. >>
of militia men stopping to show us the video footage that you mentioned. it is rather gruesome and we haven't been able to independently confirm but it shows the body of what looks like gadhafi, either in the back of a vehicle or on the ground shirtless with blood around his head. he appears to have a bullet hole in his neck or back of his head. we met militia men that reportedly saw the bodies of his son, also in the back of an ambulance. and then we -- militia men with tokens of items that belongeded to gadhafi including a ring and hat and 9 millimeter gun and bottle of shampoo taken from his hideout in sirte. >> as you're mentioning, the u.s. government has not confirmed this death as of yet. as you have been speaking with those militia men on the side of the road, as you've been taking that trip to misratah have they indicated, any of them, that they doubt the reports that are out there right now that indeed gadhafi is dead. >> no, there's been no expression of doubt. the one thing we have been very certain about with our reporting is the mood. everybody here is excited, jubilant and re
seen using her turn signal at least twice. it is her father who seems to have taken the wrong turn by turning to his daughter. >> i got, i got a designated driver. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> at the world headquarters in atlanta, i'll see you back here in an hour from now. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> after nearly nine years, an abrupt end to the military mission in iraq. all american forces will now be home by the end of this year. also, the death of a dictator. new details of the final chaotic moments of libya's moammar gadhafi. how did he really die? and herman cain surging in the polls. can he win the republican presidential nomination? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >> today i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the jou
and that means holiday sales are just weeks away. "consumer reports" tells us about some of the season's best laptop computers and why you need to be looking now. >> rick: we begin with new fallout after president obama's decision to end the war in iraq and pull all u.s. troops from the region by the end of the year. the president defending his decision, saying it's time it start focusing on the u.s. economy. but the move is raising red flags with some republicans in washington over security, safety and iraq's ability to keep the peace. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. why does the president believe that now is the right time to bring those u.s. troops home from iraq? >> hi, rick. the president says the strategy to end the war has succeeded. he also says he campaigned on a promise to bring the war in iraq to a, quote, responsible end. and now he's following through on it. >> we've already removed more than 100,000 troops and iraqi forces have taken full responsibility for the security of their own country. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our men and women in uniform,
to the global economy. if not, they might sink into a global recession. >> we have heard the u.s. say that europe must get its act together and putting extreme pressure on them reaching a solution. is there anything the u.s. can do in practical terms at this point? >> know. from the point of european leaders, it is pretty rich to hear tim geithner telling them what to do. i think what is different in europe is that the banking sector is much bigger. this is four times the size of the u.s. banking sector. the sovran crisis is much bigger. the stakes are higher and many governments have to come together. -- the sovereign crisis is much higher. >> thank you for joining us. rescue workers in turkey are continuing to search for survivors from the earthquake. two people have been pulled out from the rubble. one of them is a university student and was found alive 60 hours after the earthquake. rescue workers broke into the floor as he emerged from the debris. our correspondent sent this report. >> slowly they are digging down into the heart of the masses of concrete that were once people's h
into recession and take the rest of us with them. >> we have heard the u.s. say that you're past to get their act together. is any thing that the u.s. can do in practical terms at this point? >> no. from the point of view of european leaders, it is a pretty rich to hear tim geithner telling them what to do. the u.s. did act quickly after their own financial crisis. the banking sector is four times the size of the u.s. banking sector. this often crisis is much bigger, the stakes are much higher. this is a much more difficult situation. much more complex. >> thank you. >> in turkey, rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors from the earthquake. two people have been pulled from the rubble. one of them is a university t student that was found alive 60 hours after the earthquake struck. rescue workers broke into applause as he emerged from the debris. our correspondent sent this report. >> slowly, they are digging down into the heart of the masses of concrete that were once people's homes. they are pulling away the masonry piece by piece. four days on, they have heard no signs of life. new
that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles. first and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick. change has never been simple or with without controversy. change depends on persistenceç. change requires determination. it took a full decade before the moral guidance of brown vs. board of education was translated ininto enforcement measures of the civil rights act and the voting rights act. those 10 long years did not lead dr. king to give up. he kept pushing, speaking, marching, until change finally came. [ applause ] >> the president: and then when even after the civil rights act and the voting rights act passed, african-americans still found themselves trapped in pockets ofç poverty across the country. dr. king didn't say those laws were a failure. he didn't say this is too hard. he didn't say let's settle for what we got and go home. instead, he said, let's take those victories and broaden our mission to achieve not just civil and political equality, but also economic justice. let's fight for a living wage and better school
austerity measures proposed by the government. nhk world is in athens. >> the government bleeds us dry. they should immediately step down. >> what are we supposed to do if we can't receive a psi? >> reporter: in athens, the square in front of the parliament is packed with demonstrators on monday, wednesday, i should say. more than 120,000 protesters are marching through the city's center, chanting anti-austerity ogs. e otestasaunched by mar iove measures including pension cuts and layingff of about 30,000iv sean.me demonstrators threw firebombs at the police. this is the first demonstration of tcan greece sce the start of the sereign debt crisis two years ago. transport, hospital and other public workers are among the protesters. traffic in the capital is paralyzed and many strikers were converging on the parliament building. the government is trying to persuade the public to accept the new measures, which it says are essential to securing immediate funds for the country. >>> china sharply reduced holdings of u.s. government bonds ter the credit rating agency downgraded u.s. debt in ea
of u.s. government bonds after a credit rating agency downgraded u.s. debt in early august. the latest data released by the u.s. treasury department on tuesday show that china's holdings of u.s. treasures fell to $1.173 trilli37 trillion at f august. that's down from $1.173 trillion a month earlier. this marks the first time this china has sold so many u.s. treasures in a single month. we spoke to christian carillo, director of asia pacific interest rate strategy at societe general securities in tokyo on what the impact on markets might be. >> the chinese, the pboc and its international reserve arm, are in the process of diversifying away from u.s. treasuries. this is mainly a result of their policy to try to realign their exchange rate at a more acceptable level in the international market. so it's normal for chinese authorities to be opportunistically trying to sell holdings of u.s. treasuries and buy other things. the u.s. is still a major currency in international markets, not only because of the ratings themselves but also because of the uses of the u.s. dollar both in investment
. that was always the plan in theory. though the actual reasons it is happening is that iraq refused to give u.s. soldiers legal immunity for the reactions if they remain. a war that deeply divided the u.s., sold to us on lies couched in the fears of another 9/11. it is estimated to have cost is at least 799,948,099 so far not counting the interest we will have to pay on it. at least 4,477 died and tens of thousands more were wounded. 150,000 iraqis are estimated to have died in the war, 12, 00 of them civilians. 650,000 war-related deaths. joining us p.j. crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, under president obama. a 26-year-old veteran of the air force, the omar bradley chair and strategic leadership at dickinson college, penn state law and thank you for joining us. >> good morning, chris. >> given the costs of the war that i just reeled off. this is the iconic example of the government doing something unjust and being unable to stop it it and watching in horror as it unfolded, what was your reaction yesterday to the announcement from president obama that this was fi
dan rivers is in tripoli for us. dan, we're about to show our viewers of video of a bloody moammar gadhafi after the capture while he's still alive. what do you know about gadhafi's final moments? >> reporter: well, this video does shed some light on it. it's tough to watch. but i think it's important to have a look at this. you can clearly see that gadhafi is alive when you look at this footage. he is being led away. he looks like he's got a lot of blood on his face. but he is clearly alive. at this point. it seems then that at some point between this video being taken and a subsequent video being taken that he clearly died. now, whether he died of his injuries he sustained when shot, some sources have us believe or whether he was literally beaten to death by this mob of ntc troops sort of pistol whipped to death, we don't know. but clearly here, he seems alive. you get a real visceral sense from this footage of just how roughly he was handled here. naturally perhaps one can imagine that the passion is running so high, but also, i have to stop for that shooting there. but also a s
and bomb embassies on the u.s. soil. iranian agents and coordinating with mexican drug cartels. secret payments from overseas bank and federal sting that breaks it all up. it sounds like a movie script. tonight, the justice depart is accusing the iranian agents of carrying out a scheme to kill saudi ambassador to the u.s. on american soil. the u.s. government is promising there will be consequences. we begin our coverage with national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> reporter: the alleged plot targeted the ambassador from the united states to saudi arabia. adel al-jubeir. >> it reads like pages of a hollywood vent but the impact would have been real and many lives would have been lost. >> reporter: according to the 21-page complaint filed by the f.b.i. in new york, u.s. citizen from corpus christi texas contacted by his cousin, member of iran revolutionary guard corps to plan the assassination. >> manssor arbabsiar, a naturalized united states citizen holding an iranian passport was arrested last month in new york is accused of working with members of an arm of the iranian r
. officials say the dictator died after two months on the run at the hands of revolution fighters but u.s. officials have not confirmed that but these are believed images showing muammar qaddafi bloody and struggling up against the front of a truck. it is not exact clear how he died but u.s. officials say a fresh fighter jet and an american predator drone fired on his convoy before fighters on the ground reportedly pulled muammar qaddafi from one of the cars. >> somebody shot him. by gun. >> he is definite. it is muammar qaddafi. he saw muammar qaddafi? >> yes. you hit muammar qaddafi with your shoe? >> yes! >> this man hit muammar qaddafi with his shoes! >> this amateur video suggests it was a brutal death for the man who ruled libya for 42 years. president obama calls this is momentous day for libya. >> this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic libya. >>trace: president obama dubbed him the mad dog of the middle east and was linked to several terror plots including the 1988
and track the latest contributions. easy to use, it helps you navigate the political landscape with twitter feeds and facebook updates from the campaigns. plus, links to c-span media partners, all at c- span.org/campaign2012. president obama hence to nevada today for a couple of campaign events as part of a three-day trip through western states. the associated press reports the president will talk about jobs. nevada has the nation's highest unemployment rate at nearly 13.5%. the president goes to california tomorrow, colorado tomorrow night. republican presidential candidate michele bachmann was in iowa this past weekend for several campaign events. she spoke to this conversation at a service in cash out -- at cavalry bible church. she talked about the trip that her ancestors made to the u.s. before settling in iowa. she talks about how her fate has affected her life. trolley after arriving, she greeted congregation members. this is about 55 minutes. >> what is your name? good to meet you. hello, mary. you are an old farmer? i married a young one. >> thank you. >> she want to get a picture
. friday marks the tenth anniversary of the u.s. invasion of afghanistan in response to the september 11th terrorist attacks. however, taliban fighters are stepping up their offenses, making the prospects for rebuilding afghanistan unclear. a decade has passed since the united states launched military operations against al chi in a in afghanistan. the invasion also toppled the taliban regime. a new government was later formed under president hamid karzai, with international support. however, public discontent over delays in reconstruction has allowed a resurgence of the taliban. the anti-government organization has been blamed for recent terror attacks across afghanistan. the u.n. says over 1,400 civilians were killed during the first half of this year, the highest number since the invasion. >> translator: things improved after the collapse of the taliban, but recently the security situation has been deteriorating. >> translator: no progress has been seen. people's livelihoods have become much worse since the u.s. army came to afghanistan. >> the u.s. military began its pullout in july and
>> -- being hijacked by people who want to get rich and say some people are using medical marijuana. >>> the fed said this is not about backyard grows, this about commercial growing operations and retail stores making a profit. the u.s. attorney for northern california says she is specifically concerned about stores that also operate near schools and parks and ball feels and cities like oakland and san francisco that have ordinances allowing dispensaries, the feds say they are going after commercial operations both civilly and criminally. >> this is probably a shot across the bow by the federal government letting everybody now wait a minute, just remember there is still federal violations, the federal government does have authority to act here and intends to. >> former u.s. attorney said some believe state law has given everyone a free pass when it comes to medical marijuana and that has never been the case but people we talk to say when it comes to the battle, those in oakland say they have a hard time siding with the feds. >> i believe more in state and local law and not federal l
lawrence, live for us at the pentagon. we're talking 39,000 u.s. troops leaving iraq. as we heard the president say, being home for the holidays is certainly good news for folks here at home. but explain to me, though, we know that the u.s. and iraq didn't exactly see eye to eye with regard to an immunity issue because the u.s. wanted to have several thousand troops remain. >> that's right. there was a split, on both sides. there were some iraqi leaders who wanted a security of having a small u.s. force there. but ultimately it mainly came down to this issue of legal immunity. and what that means is, right now iraq and the u.s. have an agreement that american troops are not subject to iraqi law. they would fall under the uniform code of military justice right now. well, that agreement expires at the end of the year. and to set up a new agreement or to extend that agreement, iraq would have had to have agreed to grant that same immunity going forward. the iraqi politicians and parliament were not able to okay that or to agree to that and the u.s. government and by extension they co
perspectives. many of us believe we have different interests. it is also quite clear that neither russia nor the united states quite controls the situation. we have a number of countries in the region who dare to have their own interests and act on the basis of what they believe are their interests. those in moscow and washington are not just acting. there also reacting. they're not just creating situations. they are managing situations. it is difficult. it is controversial. so is likely to become more do after this weekend's events in moscow. i am talking about president putin deciding he will be coming back to power. those of us who have watched the remarkable united russian congress and those of us who were back in moscow during the days of communism felt it was all very well orchestrated. it looked quite impressive. during the, the minister -- during the communist party congresses, they would at least proceed with a vote and elect their candidates. this time, i have to give them credit, they were quite efficient and did not want to waste any time. prime minister putin came to the podium
project on u.s. prohibition. later, stephen tankel of american university joins us to discuss pakistan and global terrorism. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: house and senate members are back in washington this week with a vote to keep the government running for six weeks scheduled in the house today. yesterday the senate moves forward on a bill to punish china for keeping the value of the currency lower. and on capitol hill, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will appear before the joint economic committee at 10:00 a.m. to discuss operation twist, the next efforts to boost the economy. live coverage on c-span 3 this morning. president obama will travel to texas to stump for his jobs bill, pledging monday to personally lobby congressional leaders to pass legislation. we will begin with campaign 2012 this morning and get your perspective on a presidential bid from new jersey gov. chris christie. he has not said if he is in or out but we want to hear from all of you this morning. we also have a fourt
members of the victims overcome with emotion. >> it seems there were instructions to use excessive force against protesters. i have never seen armored vehicles speeding to run over protesters as if they were competing for a prize. >> reporter: some political figures in egypt are concerned the fighting might set back the fragile transition from the mubarak regime to civilian rule. >> the situation is critical and there are threats of civil war. we hope we won't reach that point. >> reporter: but there was more violence today egyptians once again the target. the white house released a statement saying, "the united states continues to believe the rights of minorities including coptics must be respected and that all people have the universal right to peaceful protest and religious freedom. even these tragic events should not stand in the way of timely elections and continued transition to democracy that is peaceful, just and inclusive." former u.n. ambassador john bolton says the administration's concerns are missing the point arguing coptic christi
in stride this morning. take a listen: >> we're used to the snow, just a little earlier than most years, not that big of an adjustment, wearing a heavier cloak. >> it is awesome. >> snow in october is a good thing? >> absolutely, absolutely. don't have to me the grass anymore, get to go play outside, good stuff! >> eric: and there's a live look. the sun is out in manhattan, outside of our studios here at the fox news channel. quite a change from last night. millions digging out this morning, and, dan bowen from wmiw, channel 5, fox 5 is here, in new jersey. what does it looks like over there? >> reporter: good morning, west milford is 45 miles northwest of new york city, and, if there is an area that typically gets bragging rights when there is a snowstorm it is this area known that's heart of the holidayighl because of the mountainous terrain and recorded 19 inches overnight, 19 inches would be about this much, right here, and, if it was next to me on the ground it would be halfway up to my knee and where we are, close to the center of west milford and didn't get quite 19 inches, but l
of america that built this great country. ronald reagan, one of our greatest presidents, used to describe this nation as that shining city on a hill. but in the last several years, that shining city on a hill has slid down to the side of the hill because of the struggling economy because this administration is weakening our military. because of foggy foreign policy around the world and because of a severe deficiency of leadership, i believe that the american people are saying loud and clear, that they want to move this shining city on the hill back to the top of the hill where it belongs. and i believe that we can do that in november of 2012. [ applause ] there are two things that some people having figured out yet. some are still trying to answer the question, why is herman cain doing so well in the polls? he doesn't have the greatest amount of money. a lot of people didn't even know who he was. i can tell you what's happening that they don't get yet. number one, the voice of the people is more powerful than the voice of the media. you are the people and you are listening. [ applause ] s
legislators to get money out and get jobs in. more than 140,000 of us are standing together on the single issue, get money out of our political system and end the auction democracy. we got news this morning, and it was no surprise, on the other side of the ledger, the job crisis in this nation is unchanged. the unemployment rate, unchanged at 9.1%. 14 million americans by the white house's numbers are unemployed. and if you look at the actual data, 20%, one in five of america's workers, or 31 million americans -- i want you to think about all the jobs plans you heard about -- 31 million americans either out of work, struggling in a part-time position, or working in a job that does not require the college degree that they put themselves into debt to get. joining us now, peter morici, former chief economist for the international trade commission and professor at the university of maryland smith's school of business. also with us, msnbc contributor, jared bernstein, senior fellow at the center of budget and policy priorities, as well as vice president biden's former chief economist. it's a d
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